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Save-a-Car Project

The Save-a-Car project is an initiative by the SAIA and its members, together with other stakeholders including the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The pilot project has been established as a mechanism to reduce the cost of repairing damaged motor vehicles deemed to be uneconomical to repair. This pilot project has the potential to positively contribute to employment as more vehicles could be repaired and it can also assist in reducing vehicle crime. Over time more OEMs will participate in the project thereby increasing its potential success.

The process is regularly reviewed by the participants of the Save-a-Car and a new form is available on the SAIA website for insurers to complete and email to the respective OEM.

Participants are also assisted with a step-by-step infographic on how to save a car.

Below is the link to the webpage:

For more information contact: 

Nico Esterhuizen, GM Insurance Risks